Heredia Province

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Coordinates: 10°25′N 84°0′W / 10.417°N 84.000°W / 10.417; -84.000Coordinates: 10°25′N 84°0′W / 10.417°N 84.000°W / 10.417; -84.000
Country Costa Rica
Capital city Heredia (pop. 42,600)
Largest city Heredia
 • Total 2,657 km2 (1,026 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 433,677
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code CR-H
Centre of Heredia.

Heredia (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈɾeðja]) is a province of Costa Rica. It is located in the north-central part of the country. As a result, the province covers areas as diverse as the agriculture rich Northern plains to the more metropolitan areas like the city of Heredia located in the Central Valley. In addition, it boasts several major environmentally important areas such as the Braulio Carrillo National Park and the Sarapiqui River. To the north it borders Nicaragua, to the east is the province Limón, to the south the province San José, and to the west Alajuela. The capital is the city of Heredia.


The province covers an area of 2,657 km². The province is home to a variety of environments, including primary forests, tropical dry forests, and montane forests. [1] [2]


As of 1850, the province had a population of approximately 13,390.[3] As of 2011, it has a population of 433,677.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is subdivided into ten cantons and forty seven districts.

Canton (Capital):


  1. ^ Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), 2001
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  3. ^ Baily, John (1850). Central America; Describing Each of the States of Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. London: Trelawney Saunders. p. 177. 
  4. ^ Resultados Generales Censo 2011 p. 22

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